The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
OCTOBER 4, 2011
Saul Perlmutter The UC Berkeley professor and LBNL senior scientist shares the 2011 prize with two others, including a former Berkeley postdoc, for finding that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. The 1998 discovery led to the realization that the universe is largely composed of an enigmatic "dark energy."

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Vets make paper from uniforms Veterans transformed their military clothing into pulp, then paper, at a three-day workshop at UC Berkeley's Wurster Hall recently, led by the nonprofit group Combat Paper. Artworks made by vets - and others touched by war - will be exhibited at Worth Ryder Gallery starting in late October.

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UC Berkeley's CINEMA CubeSat Up in Berkeley's Space Sciences Lab, an international team of students is building a tiny CubeSat spacecraft designed to carry out research high above Earth. Miniaturization and standardization make CubeSats a promising breakthrough  affordable space science and education.  

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Study suggests people will find you more trustworthy.

Nearly half of all California workers to retire in or near poverty, Labor Center finds.

Richard Muller closes in on answers.

Four-year NSF grant will give researchers a clearer picture of state's water supply.

Survey of exploding stars gives astronomers insight into Type Ia supernovae.

Session for potential applicants, community partners on Oct. 12.

All UC students, faculty and staff are  encouraged to get an additional dose of MMR vaccination.

Transfer Alliance Project takes home a 2011 "Examples of Excelencia" award.

Students have until Nov. 21 to dream up  high-impact projects in $300,000 contest.

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